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Category: Badminton News Published: 17 June 2009
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JAKARTA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Men's singles No. 1 Lee Chong Wei from Malaysia won his first match in the Indonesia Open as he defeated German Marc Zwiebler in 28 minutes with a score of 21-17, 21-13 on Wednesday.

    Earlier, Chinese women player Xie Xingfang beat Indonesia's Maria Kristin Yulianti 21-17, 23-21.

    Indonesian men's singles, men's and women's doubles players prevailed in the qualifying round.

    Simon Santoso, Indonesian hopeful in men's singles, won his match against Danish Jan Jorgensen 16-21, 21-8, 21-19.

    Simon is to face South Korean Sung Hwan Park who beat China's Yi Lu 21-17, 21-16.

    "Huge support from the crowd motivated me to win the game. In the next game with Park, I should be more patient since he has great defending skill, " Simon told a press conference.

    The world's number one in men's doubles, Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan from Indonesia, easily nipped German duo Michael Fuchs and Ingo Kindervater in 21-10, 21-14.

    "I feel more comfortable, more concentrated and has more spirit to play at home," Markis Kido said.

    Indonesian women's doubles shuttlers Anneke Feinya Agustine and Annisa Wahyuni concluded their 21-14, 21-15 victory over Malaysia's Hui Lin Ng and Khe Wei Woon.

    The newly-combined Indonesian women pair are very confident about the upcoming games in the tournament that provides a total prize of 250,000 U.S. dollars.

    A surprising result took place when number one women's singles Zhou Mi from China's Hong Kong was stunned by Sayaka Sato from Japan 21-11, 16-21, 19-21.

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